UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wittenberg is home to four buildings that have been appointed in 1996 to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Wittenberg, you can get up close and experience history on location. This also convinced UNESCO to designate four buildings in the city as a World Heritage Site. These sites include the Castle Church, the Luther House, the St. Mary's Church, and the Melanchthon House. Here you can experience historical sites, of which the movement originated, the culture and life significantly changed - the Reformation. At the doors of the churches Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses, which the world and the church from scratch renewed. The Luther House is now home to, almost 500 years after Martin Luther lived there, the greatest reformations-history museum in the world. The St. Mary's Church, UNESCO has taken the oldest building in the city as a World Heritage Site. Here Martin Luther preached and today you can admire the Reformation altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder in the Church. Another figure in the Reformation was Philipp Melanchthon, whose ideas and innovations reformed the German education system and made it to what it is today. His home and workplace therefore is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also, you can visit the cultural heritage gardens in the neighboring Dessau-Wörlitz. It offers castles, parks, and smaller architecture “that are outstanding examples of the philosophy and the principles of the enlightenment ", according to UNESCO. Surrounded is the Garden Kingdom of one of the two oldest UNESCO reserves of Germany, the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. The reserve is home to unique flora and fauna, but also the relationship between human and nature in the center. In particular, attention is paid here to sustainable agriculture and nature-based tourism. For an architecturally interesting World Heritage see the Bauhaus Dessau, which until 1932-based College of Design from 1925-26.